Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rules of Ultrarunning, Rule #8
It's okay to pee on the trail. No one told me this for my first ultra, and I ended up holding it until I got to the restroom at the beginning of each lap. So it's probably worth mentioning for beginner ultrarunners. There are several techniques for peeing on the trail, and all require that you follow proper etiquette and be considerate of others: you can stop and pull over or you can try the more daring approach and pee on the run (for men only, I would imagine). Female runners might be interested in Paula Radcliffe's bold approach.